CNA Job Description

CNA Job Description

A certified nursing assistant, also known as a nurse assistant or CNA, provides health care for clients and patients at home, hospitals and other facilities under the direction of a nurse. They often help people under their care perform day-to-day tasks and play a vital role at hospitals and other facilities.

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CNA Job Description Template

We are a growing company and have multiple roles open for a skilled CNA. You will provide outstanding patient care and physical support for patients and residents on a daily basis. To do well in this role you should have your state certified nursing assistant certification and a nursing degree from a recognized CNA program.

CNA Responsibilities:

  • Providing great patient care.
  • Answering patient calls and determining how best to help them.
  • Providing physical support for patients or residents with daily activities and personal hygiene, including bathing, dressing, getting out of bed, - using the toilet, walking, standing or exercising.
  • Turning and repositioning bedridden patients.
  • Ensuring patients or residents receive appropriate diet by reviewing their dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences.
  • Obtaining a wide range of information from physicians, caregivers and nurses about patient condition, treatment plans, and suggested activities.
  • Measuring and recording food and liquid intake and urinary and fecal output and reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
  • Recording vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration rate as requested by staff.
  • Examining patients to detect issues requiring medical care, including open wounds, bruises or blood in urine.
  • Reminding patients to take medications and nutritional supplements.
  • Noting observations of patient behavior, including complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
  • Stay up to date on CNA training and facility policy and procedure.

CNA Requirements:

  • State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.
  • Current CPR (American Heart Association).
  • Nursing degree from a CNA program.
  • Ability to think and work independently and with direction, and communicate with staff members in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current identification.
  • Comfortable using a computer.
  • Excellent personal hygiene.

CNA FAQ:

What is a CNA?

Also referred to as a certified nursing assistant or nursing assistant, the CNA cares for patients under the supervision of a nurse. They assist with patient care routines and help patients perform daily activities. Add your certified nursing assistant duties to our CNA description to create a professional, informative job listing for your healthcare facility.

Can I edit your certified nursing assistant job description?

Feel free to customize our CNA job description, skills, or requirements to get a job listing that works for your organization.

What information should I include when I post a CNA job?

When you advertise a CNA job, you should focus on the type of employee your organization needs. Let applicants know more about the certified nursing assistant duties they will be expected to handle and the qualities and qualifications you’re looking for in your next hire. To begin designing a custom job listing for your organization, add your details to our CNA position description and start attracting top talent today.

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